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Gioachino Greco vs NN
Miscellaneous Game (1620), ?, rd 52
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bonsch-Osmolovsky Variation (C34)  ·  1-0


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  InspiredByMorphy: 11.Rxf4! What a move. Preparing a kingside invasion. True blacks opening play was slow, but with this move white lets black know it, allowing no time for recovery. This looks like a Morphy style move to me.
Feb-02-05  Jaymthegenius: 4.h4?! What the hell is that! 4...h5?? shouldnt black take advantage of this lost tempo by playing 4...Nc6 or 4...d5 instead! Greco waste too much time moving the same pieces ALOT, black should have won this, just look at both queensides to see the flaw's in this game.
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  keypusher: <jay>, you never fail to astonish. Here's Boris Spassky using h4 in the same opening to demolish Seirawan. Both patzers, obviously.

Spassky vs Seirawan, 1985

Feb-21-05  Jaymthegenius: I have to admit, however, that by looking at this game Greco is much better then me at the Kings gambit, I probably would miss 11.Rxh4! to 11.Nxh5 or 11.Nc3, preparing the queenside castling, or maybe even 11.Bd2 or Be3. also alrigtht.
Feb-21-05  Jaymthegenius: Also, isnt it true Greco played alot of these games in bars and against studentst (NN play's very poorly in most Greco games for a good reason, I believe alot of these are dismissed as compositions). But his games that last 30+ moves are probably top proffesional compotition for that time.
Jun-22-11  Llawdogg: I think Greco was as far ahead of his contemporaries as Morphy was in his day.
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